Billie Holiday – What Is This Thing Called Love? / Don’t Explain (78rpm, US)

14 August 1945* Decca 23565
A. What Is This Thing Called Love?
B. Don’t Explain
Billie Holiday - What Is This Thing Called Love? / Don't Explain (78rpm, US) - Label - Side A
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NOTES:
Original release on 78 featuring the Billie Holiday track Don’t Explain (LYRICS) which was covered by Cat Power with Dirty Delta Blues on the Jukebox album (RELEASE / LYRICS).

“It is said Billie wrote “Don’t Explain” after her husband, Jimmy Monroe, who came home one night with lipstick traces on his collar.” – wikipedia.org

*there seem to be some conflicting reports over the exact release date of this record, the Wikipedia entry gives the date as 1946 but another Billie Holiday site states that it was 14 AUGUST 1945.

SONG CREDITS:
Recording Session Session #52: New York, November 8, 1944
Toots Camarata and His Orchestra,
Tumpet: Russ Case
Alto Saxophone: Hymie Schertzer/Jack Cressey
Tenor Saxophone: Larry Binyon/Dave Harris
Piano: Dave Bowman
Guitar: Carl Kress
Bass: Haig Stephens
Drums: George Wettling
Vocals: Billie Holiday

A. What Is This Thing Called Love?
Writer: Cole Porter

B. Don’t Explain
Writers: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
Published: Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Run Time: 2:53

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BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: [unknown]
B: [unknown]

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